Syllabus - English U111, College Writing - Fall 2007 COURSE...

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English U111, College Writing - Fall 2007 COURSE SYLLABUS Instructor : Susan Pilaud Office : 531 Nightingale Hall Office Hours : Tues., Fri. 10:30-11:30 am Office Phone : (617) 373-5756 E-mail : s.pilaud@neu.edu English Dept. Fax : (617) 373-2509 Course Description: Welcome to College Writing! Good writing results from careful attention to all stages of the process of writing and to attention to one’s audience. Through reading and analyzing other writers’ ideas in our text, generating drafts and revisions of our own ideas, and participating in peer evaluations, our goal in this class is to become better readers, thinkers and communicators. Course Materials: Ways of Reading , Seventh Edition, eds. David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky First-Year Writing Portfolio and Guidebook A notebook for your journal and in-class writing exercises Two folders : one for handouts and one for your portfolio A Northeastern email account A computer disk to back up your work. Strongly encouraged: A college dictionary and thesaurus Grading: Your grades will be determined as follows: Paper #1, 5-6 pages 20% Paper #2, 5-6 pages 20% Paper #3, 5-6 pages 20% Paper #4, 5-6 pages 20% Class Work, Presentations, Quizzes 10% Reader Response Journal 10% Active participation is integral to this course—be ready to share your ideas in class. I may give occasional pop quizzes and collect the journal unannounced from time to time, so make sure you come to class prepared. You must hand in all four papers (including drafts) and complete a minimum of 20 final-draft pages, in order to receive a passing grade in the course.
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